Nestor Beck

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Systematic Theology

First Advisor

Robert Bertram

Scripture References in this Resource

Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 16:2; Revelation 1:10; Luke 4:16-30; John 4:23; Matthew 11:28-30; Hebrews 8:13; Romans 12:1-2; Colossians 2:16-17; Galatians 4:10; Romans 14:1-23; Acts 2:46; Acts 3:1; Acts 20:6; Acts 24:11; Acts 24:12; Acts 24:18; Acts 18:26


The present "study of the interpretation of Romans 8:19-22" prompted by the following reasons. First, the passage is somewhat of a puzzle to the unprepared reader of the epistle to the Romans. Second, the passage has been quoted to enhance the struggle for a better world. The question arises whether such a use of the passage is legitimate. Third, the passage has become in Lutheran theological tradition the centre of the controversy on the "destruction or renewal" of the present. The need world. arises to verify whether the passage actually teaches the renovation of the world and whether it stands in necessary contradiction to the idea of a radical destruction of the world.

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